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Ideas on a 5-9pm layover on Thursday 10/15 for my son and I? Enough time to go somewhere? Just some carry-on luggage. How far is that downtown strip (whatever it's called)? ways to get there?
Thanks so much!
Flying in on JetBlue and they don't have a lounge nor USO at FLL. Where can I spend 6 hours after an overnight flight from Salt Lake? Ideas?
I'm looking at tickets from Atlanta to Bogota with a layover of 55 minutes in FLL. I was looking at different dates with a longer layover, but all their flights to Bogota have a 55-minute layover. Is it cutting too short?

Will be arriving at FLL from Houston 11am and have to connect to flight at 12:37 pm to SDQ ( Dominican Republic) Do I have enough time to go through passport control and customs?
There is no US Immigration or Customs when leaving the US. If both flights are on the same reservation all you have to do on your way to Santo Domingo is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate in Fort Lauderdale.
I arrive to FLL around 10pm, for an overnight layover until 11am next day. I will need to claim my baggage. After that, is there a secure waiting area in the lower level?
I fly into FLL from copenhagen with an ESTA visa waver. I need to check out my baggage and check into a spirit flight within Terminal 4. Will I be able to do this on an ESTA visa waver, or will it involve having a full US entry visa?

Thanks in advance.
i will arrive from JFK at 6.41 pm.
Will I have time to take the checked bag and take another flight (azul to VCP campinas at 20.45)?
That should be just enough time if the first flight is on-time and your bag come out quickly.
Hello, in regards to our return flight back to USA. We are flying out of Punta Cana, landing in FLL. Do we not have to go thru customs leaving Punta Cana? I'm told that we go thru customs at FLL not Punta Cana? Just trying to clarify.
The Dominican Republic may check your passport as you leave Punta Cana, but you go through US Immigration and Customs in FLL.
I'm flying from sti to Fll and my flight arrive at 5 Am with spirit and i'm going to take another flight with spirit at 7:02 Am to LGA . Do i have to take my luggage and re-check it again?? And can i go from the first airplane to the second departure gate if the gates are in the same terminal?
You will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. You can make this if your flight from Santiago is on-time.
Have 1 hour and 20 min connection time from jet blu from jamaica to detroit on jet blu enough time?
With checked bags it's really pushing it. It should be OK without checked bags.